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Quests for Muramite Proving Grounds

The Mastery of Adaptation (Raid) (Normal): This is a raid trial.

Find the Projection of Realms in the eastern part of the Muramite Proving Grounds.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Realms'

Projection of Realms says, 'Halt, _____, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has adressed the embodiment of Realms, keeper of the trials of Ingenuity and Adaptation. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rule for small-scale or large-scale trials or do you wish to enroll in Ingenuity or Adaptation?'

You say, 'Adaptation'

Projection of Realms says, 'Can you modify your strategy in the heat of battle ? In an unpredictable and chaotic environment will you be able to adapt quickly to whatever adversities you face ? If you have this ability now is the opportunity to prove your worth.'

You have entered Proving Grounds: Mastery of Adaptation.

You say, 'Hail, Master of Adaptation'

Master of Adaptation says, 'This is the Mastery of Adaptation trial. You must demonstrate your ability to adapt to an unpredictable and ever-changing opponent. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You say, 'We are ready to begin'

The trial has begun. You cannot bring additional people into your expedition at this time.

Kill a shapeshifting mob, which appears randomly as either (all main mobs lvl 73+, all sidekicks under 70)

"Construct of Pain"

"Construct of Fire" (AE Gaze of the Pyrilen, comes with a "a lick of flame")

"Construct of Ice" (AE Breath of the Gelidran, comes with a "a mote of frost")

"Construct of Brutality" (AE Rampage)

"Construct of Power" (comes with "a diminutive construct")

Upon successful completion, a Shell of the Master spawns with some loot for the raid.

This trial results in the Mastery of Realms Rune, one of six pieces needed for Citadel of Anguish access. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Soulskive
Reward: Matchless Silvery Claymore
Reward: Boots of Shifting Time
Reward: Sapphire Choker of Adaptation
Reward: Wand of Twisted Fate
Reward: Belt of Inevitable Conversion
Reward: Ring of Fluid Perception
Reward: Veil of Intense Evolution
Reward: Boots of Altered Perception
Reward: Sandals of Constant Change
Reward: Supple Slippers of Transformation
Reward: Mastery of Realms Rune
Reward: Seal: Mastery of All

The Mastery of Corruption (Raid) (Normal): This is a raid trial.

Find the Projection of Power at location -1000, -3000 (northeastern portion of the zone).

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Power'

Projection of Power says, 'Halt, _____, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has adressed the embodiment of power, keeper of the trials of Destruction and Corruption. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rule for small-scale or large-scale trials or do you wish to enroll in Destruction or Corruption?'

You say, 'Corruption'

Projection of Power says "Prepare yourself for the greatest challenge of all. The Mastery of Corruption will test your battle prowess as well as your strength of character. Can you see through corruption and rout it out, or are you corrupt yourself ? The spoils of war include the chance to rewrite history. The victor will decide who was right and who was wrong, but in the end - do such things ever matter?'

You have entered Proving Grounds: Mastery of Corruption.

Inside you see Huhn-Abram's Corpse on the platform with several NPCs lying around him.

Pick any of those NPCs and hail her/him...

You say, 'Hail, [Name of NPC]'

[Name of NPC] says, 'Hail to you as well, _____, but what exactly are you doing here ? I'm sorry, but as you can see, you've arrived too late. Moments ago we defeated Huhn-Abram the Corrupted and we're currently regrouping and resurrecting our fallen members. Please respect our control of this area and leave at once. I have to admit your presence here is making me a bit nervous. We don't want any trouble.' They stare at you fearfully, '"So, are you going to leave us in peace, or did you come [expecting a fight]?'

You say, 'We were expecting a fight'

[Name of NPC] says 'I should have known the trial of corruption wouldn't be so easy. Bring it on!'

The trial has begun. You cannot bring additional people into your expedition at this time.

Three waves of NPCs will spawn (6, 12, 18) which act much like real players and come in eight different classes. All NPCs are level 70. Kill them and collect your reward:

Shell of the Corrupted spawns afterward with a number of different loot possibilities.

Upon completion, you will also receive a Mastery of Power Rune, one of six pieces needed for Citadel of Anguish access.


What are the lockout timers? Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Shawl of Nefarious Favor
Reward: Darkiron Bow of Betrayal
Reward: Bracelet of the Corrupter
Reward: Howling Bloodstained Bulwark
Reward: Bracer of Corrupted Souls
Reward: Screaming Skull of Discontent
Reward: Cloak of the Faithless
Reward: Cord of the Malcontent
Reward: Fangs of the Serpent
Reward: Bracer of the Debauched
Reward: Wristband of Spectral Corruption
Reward: Mastery of Power Rune
Reward: Seal: Mastery of All
Reward: Brittle Blade of Tactics
Reward: Ceremonial Battle Boots
Reward: Brittle Blade of Strategy

The Mastery of Destruction (Group) (Normal): This is a single group trial.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Power'

Projection of Power says 'Halt, Wood Elf, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has addressed the embodiment of Power, keeper of the trials of Destruction and Corruption. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rules for [small-scale] or [large-scale] trials, or do you wish to enroll in [Destruction] or [Corruption]?'

You say, 'What small-scale trials?'

Projection of Power says 'Every test has its rules and these trials are no exception. The following guidelines must be followed to the letter, or else you stand to forfeit or perish. You are allowed no more than six participants in the battle. Once the trial has begun, you must remain in the combat area. Violators of this rule will be warned and then destroyed. Your progress will be carefully monitored. If you take too long, you will fail. These are the rules and they are not negotiable.'

You say, 'Tell me about the Destruction trial.'

Projection of Power says 'To conquer worlds requires the capability to annihilate vast areas. How much devastation can you inflict in as short a time as possible? Can you cut a swathe in the ranks of your enemy and destroy them with impunity? If you have this ability, now is the opportunity to prove your worth!'

The direction to the entry to your instanced zone(s) have been marked on your compass.

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...
You have entered Proving Grounds: The Mastery of Destruction.

You say, 'Hail, Master of Destruction'

Master of Destruction says 'Is that your BREATH..or did something die in here..now go away!'

You begin to sneak...

Master of Destruction regards you indifferently -- looks kind of dangerous.

You say, 'Hail, Master of Destruction'

Master of Destruction says 'This is the Mastery of Destruction trial. You must demonstrate your ability to annihilate your enemies, destroying as many opponents as possible within a given time frame. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You stop sneaking.

You say, 'We are ready to begin.'

The trial has begun. You cannot bring any additional people into your expedition at this time.

This trial is straightforward. It requires massive DPS. You must kill 20 mobs (names?), spawning 1-3 at a time, within 15 minutes. Once you've accomplished that, the Master of Destruction will become targettable. Don't waste too much time waiting to pull him, because he gains strength as time goes by. Drop the Master in order to win.

A Shell of the Master will spawn with the loot.


Need all dialogues, all mobs/abilities/levels, items, lockout timers on success/failure, etc. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Horn of Doomcalling
Reward: Tri-Spined Spaulders of Destruction
Reward: Eye of the Lightninglord
Reward: Journal of the Prime Disciple

The Mastery of Efficiency (Group) (Normal): This is a single group trial.

The Projection of Arcana may be found at -1090.44, 1722.92, -306.85.


You say, 'Hail, Projection of Arcana'

Projection of Arcana says 'Halt, Dark Elf, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has addressed the embodiment of Arcana, keeper of the trials of Efficiency and Specialization. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rules for [small-scale] or [large-scale] trials, or do you wish to enroll in [Efficiency] or [Specialization]?'

You say, 'Small-scale.'

Projection of Arcana says 'Every test has its rules and these trials are no exception. The following guidelines must be followed to the letter, or else you stand to forfeit or perish. You are allowed no more than six participants in the battle. Once the trial has begun, you must remain in the combat area. Violators of this rule will be warned and then destroyed. Your progress will be carefully monitored. If you take too long, you will fail. These are the rules and they are not negotiable.'

You say, 'Efficiency?'

Projection of Arcana says 'While it can be admirable to defeat the opposition while in prime condition, a more accurate test of one's mettle is to tackle an opponent while fatigued and weary - yet still walk away victorious. If you have this ability, now is the opportunity to prove your worth!'

On zoning into the trial, you will find the Master of Efficiency standing on the central podium..

You say, 'Hail'

Master of Efficiency says 'This is the Mastery of Efficiency trial. You must demonstrate your ability to function under less than perfect conditions, battling with limited resources. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You say, 'begin'

The trial has begun. You cannot bring any additional people into your expedition at this time.

Master of Efficiency says 'Very well! Let the battle commence!'

All mobs in this trial are fully slowable.

This trial is similar to the Trial of Execution in the Plane of Justice. You must survive four waves of 3-4 mobs, and kill them in sufficient time (you have four minutes per wave). The mobs involved are a Muramite soldier (mezzable), an elite Muramite soldier (unmezzable), and "Muramite Commander" (unmezzable).

Note: Every five minutes, the unresistable AE Test of Efficiency goes off.

When the final wave's four minute timer runs out (and assuming you've actually survived), the Enforcer of Efficiency spawns and attacks. Kill him to win the trial. A Shell of the Master spawns with the loot.


Need all dialogues, /loc of quest-giver, emotes during fight, time limit for expedition, lockout timers for success and failure, minimum group size to get expedition. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Rime-Encrusted Pikestaff
Reward: Girdle of Efficiency
Reward: Eyepatch of Expert Archery
Reward: Journal of the Prime Disciple

The Mastery of Endurance (Raid) (Normal): This is a raid trial.

Find the Projection of Body in the southwestern part of the Muramite Proving Grounds.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Body'

Projection of Body says, 'Halt, _____, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has adressed the embodiment of body, keeper of the trials of Weaponry and Endurance. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rule for small-scale or large-scale trials or do you wish to enroll in Weaponry or Endurance?'

You say, 'Endurance'

Projection of Body says, "In a battle of attrition, an extended engagement, you must have the endurance to outlast your opposition. When the defense is inpenetrable, your tenacity is more important than your offensive prowess. If you have this ability, now is the oppurtunity to prove your worth.'

You have entered Proving Grounds: The Mastery of Endurance.

You say, 'Hail, Zellucheraz the Ancient'

Zellucheraz the Ancient says, 'This is the Mastery of Endurance trial. You must survive an endless onslaught of enemies for as long as necessary. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You say, 'We are ready to begin'

Zellucheraz the Ancient says, 'Very well ! Let the battle commence !'

The trial has begun. You cannot bring additional people into your expedition at this time.

As you enter the room, you see two huge dragorn on the central platform. Hail Zellucheraz the Ancient or Ansdaicher the Ancient to start the fight. Once they are down, the trial is won. To make it a little harder, multiple adds will spawn during the encounter. Among them, a frantic discordling, a dragorn antagonist, a dragorn champion, a dragorn defender and a muramite sentinel (all blue to 70).

Shell of the Ancients spawns afterward with a number of different loot possibilities.

Upon completion, you will also receive a Mastery of Body Rune, one of six pieces needed for Citadel of Anguish access.


Additional information from Saraban of Darkwind. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Worldwalker's Staff
Reward: Armplates of Endless Fortitude
Reward: Silken Sleeves of Persistence
Reward: Brazier of Endless Flame
Reward: Mantle of Iron Will
Reward: Clawed Earring of Determination
Reward: Vambraces of Perseverance
Reward: Battleworn Dented Aegis
Reward: Cloak of Flinty Resolve
Reward: Relentless Guardian's Staff
Reward: Sleeves of the Steadfast
Reward: Mastery of Body Rune
Reward: Seal: Mastery of All

The Mastery of Fear (Group) (Normal): This is a single group trial.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Mind'

Projection of Mind says 'Halt, Vah Shir, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has addressed the embodiment of Mind, keeper of the trials of Fear and Hatred. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rules for [small-scale] or [large-scale] trials, or do you wish to enroll in [Fear] or [Hatred]?'

You say, 'Fear'

Projection of Mind says 'Fear is power. An opponent whose resolve has been broken has already been defeated. You must learn to invoke terror in the hearts of your enemies and destroy them as they cower in weakness. If you have this ability, now is the opportunity to prove your worth!'

The direction to the entry to your instanced zone(s) have been marked on your compass.
Proving Grounds: The Mastery of Fear is now available to you.



You have entered Proving Grounds: The Mastery of Fear.

The trial has begun. You cannot bring any additional people into your expedition at this time.

To pass the Mastery of Fear, you need to survive the waves of mobs (there is a pre-determined amount of waves needed to be killed in order to win). There is no boss in this trial, as the Master only stands and watches. Tell him "begin" to start the trial.

Mobs with "fearless" in their name must be killed regularly through nuking and melee. If a mob does not have "fearless" in its name, use your highest level Fear spell possible and Fear them away. These mobs hit extraordinarily hard, so you don't want them wailing away on your group.

Mobs come in fours (wolf - elemental - skeleton - dragorn) and spawn individually depending on how long you take to kill them.

Upon successful completion of the trial, the Shell of the Master will spawn with your rewards.
Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Despair
Reward: Facade of Fright
Reward: Supple Crimson Choker
Reward: Journal of the Prime Disciple

The Mastery of Foresight (Raid) (Normal): Find the Projection of Tactics in the southeastern part of the Muramite Proving Grounds, at -5530, -1585.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Tactics'

Projection of Tactics says, 'Halt, _____, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has adressed the embodiment of tactics, keeper of the trials of Subversion and Foresight. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rule for small-scale or large-scale trials or do you wish to enroll in Subversion or Foresight?'

You say, 'Foresight'

Projection of Tactics says, 'Perception and split-second reactions are not something you can acquire in training. It's a gift learned on the battlefield, and the penalty for being a slow learner is a quick and decisive death. Can you see the arrow as it sails towards your heart and sidestep out of the way? If you have this ability now is the opportunity to prove your worth.'

You have entered Proving Grounds: Mastery of Foresight.

You say, 'Hail, Master of Foresight'

Master of Foresight says, 'This is the Mastery of Foresight Trial. You must react quickly to deadly and unforgiving hazards. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You say, 'We are ready to begin'

Master of Foresight says, 'Very well ! Let the battle commence !"

The trial has begun. You cannot bring additional people into your expedition at this time.

As you enter the room, you see six Dragorns on the smaller platforms (Dragorn Annihilator, Adept, Flamecaster, Spellscribe, Incinerator, Acolyte, all lvl 70). Once all six are down, you win. Meanwhile you get orders to do stuff. If you don't obey you will get punished by the Kyv Sureshots.

Shell of the the Master spawns afterward with loot for the raid.

Also upon completion, you will also receive a Mastery of Tactics Rune, one of six pieces needed for Citadel of Anguish access. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Belt of Intangible Clairvoyance
Reward: Band of Eternal Gaze
Reward: Pendant of Stilled Time
Reward: Cudgel of the Watchful Dragorn
Reward: Thunderclap
Reward: Headband of Heightened Cognizance
Reward: Misty Globe
Reward: Hammered Helm of Foresight
Reward: Helm of Inventive Perception
Reward: Twisted Crown of Consciousness
Reward: Mask of Uncanny Sight
Reward: Mastery of Tactics Rune
Reward: Seal: Mastery of All

The Mastery of Hate (Raid) (Normal): This is a raid trial.

Find the Projection of Mind in the northern part of the Muramite Proving Grounds.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Mind'

Projection of Mind says, 'Halt, ______, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has adressed the embodiment of mind, keeper of the trials of Fear and Hatred. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rule for small-scale or large-scale trials or do you wish to enroll in Fear or Hatred?'

You say, 'Hatred.'

Projection of Mind says, 'Anger is a tool if you wield it correctly. Invoking hatred in your enemies will provoke them into predictable and controllable behaviour. Can you harness your foe's hatred and twist it to your advantage ? If you have this ability now is the opportunity to prove your worth.'

You have entered Proving Grounds: The Mastery of Hate.

You say, 'Hail, Master of Hate'

Master of Hate says, 'This is the Mastery of Hate trial. You must incite your enemies to focus their rage on those who are best equpped to handle it. Should your force exhaust your defensive members at any point in time, you will fail. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You say, 'We are ready to begin.'

The trial has begun. You cannot bring additional people into your expedition at this time.

Master of Hate says 'Very well! Let the battle commence!'

As you enter the chamber you will see six Voracious Ferans (level 73+) on the small platforms. The first step towards winning this trial is killing those six mobs which will spawn loads of adds (Pliant, Ferocious and Feeble Direpup, all cast Lash Out). After they are down the Master of Hate will come alive and has to be killed as well. He summons, rampages, and enrages

Upon successful completion, a Shell of the Master spawns with some loot for the raid.


This trial also results in the Mastery of Mind Rune, one of six pieces needed for Citadel of Anguish access. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Leggings of Fearsome Deeds
Reward: Warped Mask of Animosity
Reward: Envenomed Leggings of Enmity
Reward: Bloodband of Malice
Reward: Earring of Mental Incursion
Reward: Muramite Aggressor's Bulwark
Reward: Ring of Ire Intent
Reward: Seething Fists of Slaughter
Reward: Totem of Shattered Hope
Reward: Greaves of Seething Rage
Reward: Legplates of Abhorrent Memories
Reward: Mastery of Mind Rune
Reward: Seal: Mastery of All

The Mastery of Ingenuity (Group) (Normal): This is a single group trial which begins with The Projection of Realms (found in the southeastern part of the Muramite Proving Grounds, -4310, -2095, -307).

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Realms'

Projection of Realms says 'Halt, _____, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has addressed the embodiment of Realms, keeper of the trials of Ingenuity and Adaptation. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rules for [small-scale] or [large-scale] trials, or do you wish to enroll in [Ingenuity] or [Adaptation]?'

You say, 'Ingenuity'

Projection of Realms says 'When faced with an insurmountable goal - an unbeatable adversary - do you accept defeat or can you identify the weaknesses that reverse the odds and secure a win in your favor? Do you have the ingenuity to see through to victory even when facing certain failure? If you have this ability, now is the opportunity to prove your worth!'

Upon zoning in, you'll see the Master of Ingenuity on the central platform in the main room.

You say, 'Hail, Master of Ingenuity'

Master of Ingenuity says 'This is the Mastery of Ingenuity trial. You must demonstrate your ability to think on your feet, to defeat an unbeatable opponent. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You say, 'We're ready to begin'

To win the event you must kill the Master of Ingenuity. Unfortunately, he is immune to damage from magic and normal weapons. He can only be damaged by the special bane weapons held by the Dragorns on the smaller podiums around the edge of the room.

The boss is immune to magic, so you'll need to use disease-slow. The dragorns you fight for bane weapons are partially slowable and don't hit very hard.

Kill the boss to win the trial.

When he dies a Shell of the Master will spawn containing one loot item.

If this is the first time you have beaten this particular event you will also gain an AA ability called Trials of Mata Muram this will increase your resist cap for all resists by 5.

Winning will give a three day lock out for this trial. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Strategist's Indigo Cloak
Reward: Bane of the Stonegazer
Reward: Journal of the Prime Disciple
Reward: Clockwork Talisman of Invention

The Mastery of Specialization (Raid) (Normal): This is a raid trial.

Find the Projection of Arcana in the northwestern portion of the Muramite Proving Grounds.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Arcana'

Projection of Arcana says, 'Halt, _____, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has adressed the embodiment of Foresight, keeper of the trials of Efficiency and Specialization. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rule for small-scale or large-scale trials or do you wish to enroll in Efficiency or Specialization?'

You say, 'Specialization'

Projection of Arcana says, 'At times it pays to be focused in your abilities, and at times it does not. This trial will test your skill at using your strengths when they are most effective, and otherwise relying on your companions. If you have this ability now is the time to prove your worth.'

You have entered Proving Grounds: Mastery of Specialization.

You say, 'Hail, Master of Specialization'

Master of Specialization says, 'This is the Mastery of Specialization trial. You must demonstrate your ability to use your primary skills and fall back on your secondary skillset when necessary. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You say, 'We are ready to begin'

Master of Specialization says "Very well ! Let the battle commence !"

The trial has begun. You cannot bring additional people into your expedition at this time.

Kill Master of Specialization, who has a few AEs: Rigidity, Imprecision, Curse of Misfortune, Impurity.

Shell of the Master spawns following the Master of Specialization's death.

Also upon completion, you will also receive a Mastery of Arcana Rune, one of six pieces needed for Citadel of Anguish access. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Jagged Pureblade
Reward: Gauntlets of Singular Mastery
Reward: Laced Gloves of Superiority
Reward: Stud of Focused Aptitude
Reward: Two-Toned Fur Cape
Reward: Specialist's Green Earstone
Reward: Chain Gauntlets of Adroitness
Reward: Gloves of the Adept
Reward: Deathlace
Reward: Bonecleaver
Reward: Brute's Gaudy Shoulderspines
Reward: Mastery of Arcana Rune
Reward: Seal: Mastery of All

The Mastery of Subversion (Group) (Normal): Find the Projection of Tactics in the southeastern part of the Muramite Proving Grounds, at -5530, -1585.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Tactics'

Projection of Tactics says 'Halt, ______, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has addressed the embodiment of Tactics, keeper of the trials of Subversion and Foresight. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rules for [small-scale] or [large-scale] trials, or do you wish to enroll in [Subversion] or [Foresight]?'

You say, 'Subversion.'

Projection of Tactics says 'Knowing when to thwart your opponents using guile and subversion instead of brute force is critical to attaining true power. Wealth can be amassed without ever unsheathing a blade. The most ambitious rulers are overthrown not by their enemies on the battlefield, but by their 'allies' in the throne room. If you understand my meaning, now is the opportunity to prove your worth!'

The direction to the entry to your instanced zone(s) have been marked on your compass.

LOADING, PLEASE WAIT...

You have entered Proving Grounds: The Mastery of Subversion.

In this trial, your group members must open chests to discover various-valued Seals of Subversion. Most of the chests are locked, and differently-named ones correspond to the archetype that can disarm and unlock them:

"a spellbound chest" must be disarmed/unlocked by casters
"a hexed chest" by priests
"an ironbound chest" by rogues/bards (Pick Locks).

Failure to disarm the chests properly will trigger various nasty effects.


Your team has recovered a copper seal, worth 10. You are a little closer to reaching your goal of 300.

Your team has recovered a silver seal, worth 20. You are a little closer to reaching your goal of 300.

Your team has recovered a gold seal, worth 30. You are a little closer to reaching your goal of 300.

The total value of seals you have acquired is XX.

Once you reach 300 points, the group is to kill the Master of Subversion and two dragorn guardians to win the trial.

Problem: There are also dragorn roamers (a dragorn patroller) which will waste time and threaten wipeout if aggroed. They can drop copper seals.. but not so often as to make killing them worthwile.

The keys to this trial are the avoidance of aggro, LDoN-style "unlock chest" spells/abilities, and quick reaction times to chest traps (get cured ASAP).

Use of pacification spells is beneficial in this trial to keep the roamers at bay while you open and loot chests. Once all 300 points are collected, the roamers despawn. The only mobs left are the Master of Subversion and his two guards.

Master of Subversion has about 150,000 hitpoints and is fairly simple for a 10k+ tank to handle. A Shell of the Master spawns after successful completion with the loot.
Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Emblem of the False Priestess
Reward: Bauble of Premonitions
Reward: Stalker's Shoulderguards
Reward: Journal of the Prime Disciple

The Mastery of Weaponry (Group) (Normal): This is a single group trial.

You say, 'Hail, Projection of Body'

Projection of Body says 'Halt, Ogre, and hear my words. Your background and your status are of no consequence. All are welcome to participate in the trials to prove their worth, or die trying. Whosoever approaches me has addressed the embodiment of Body, keeper of the trials of Weaponry and Endurance. The former is a small-scale test, while the latter is large-scale. My task is to explain the rules and usher hopefuls into the battle arena. Would you like to hear the rules for [small-scale] or [large-scale] trials, or do you wish to enroll in [Weaponry] or [Endurance]?'

You say, 'Weaponry.'

Projection of Body says 'Mastery of a single armament of choice is not enough. The time will come when the flexibility gained from proficiency in multiple weapon styles will turn the tide of a battle and the alternative is failure. You must come to understand the value of weaponry. If you have this ability, now is the opportunity to prove your worth!'

The direction to the entry to your expedition has been marked on your compass.

You have entered Proving Grounds: The Mastery of Weaponry.

You say, 'Hail, Master of Weaponry'

Master of Weaponry says 'This is the Mastery of Weaponry trial. You must demonstrate your ability to be flexible in your choice of armaments, and use alternative methods when weaponry fails you. Are you ready to [begin]?'

You say, 'Begin.'

The trial has begun. You cannot bring any additional people into your expedition at this time.

In this trial, you will have to defeat four mobs in 15 minutes. Sounds easy enough, but they have massive amounts of hitpoints and require you to use certain attacks to kill in a rate quick enough to beat the timer.

The Bazu, Hulking Bazu, is weak to slashing.
The Dragorn, Hemkai the Ascendant, is weak to piercing.
The Golem, Granite Stoneguardian, is weak to blunt weapons.
The Lightning mob, Steelshock, is weak to nukes.

Finish these four mobs off in the allotted 15 minutes, and you win your trial. A Shell of the Master spawns with the loot.


Further dialogues needed. Reward: Greater Muramite Rune
Reward: Glowing Muramite Rune
Reward: Sash of the Battlemaster
Reward: Painbringer's Velvet Pelisse
Reward: Signet of the Armsman
Reward: Journal of the Prime Disciple